ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678-1741): Il Tamerlano, RV 703.
Catalogue Number: 10W020
Reference: OP 7080
Description: First performed in Venice at Carnival of 1735, this is a pasticcio, enabling Vivaldi to profile his principal singers by bringing in arias from his own works, also from operas by other composers such as Giacomelli, Farinelli's brother Broschi, and Hasse. Bernardo Ticci's edition used in this recording also inserts five further insertion arias that were definitely sung at the 1735 performance, but are absent from the score. 3 CDs. Italian-English libretto. Bruno Taddia (baritone), Filippo Minaccia (countertenor), Delphine Galou (contralto), Accademia Bizantina; Ottavio Dantone.